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Rail News: September 2019

September 30

TriMet, Virginia DRPT celebrate service anniversaries

South Florida RTA receives procurement award

Port of Virginia's international gateway project wins top industry award

BLET, Louisville & Indiana reach tentative agreement

Sound Transit service plan anticipates light-rail disruption in 2020

SEPTA adds capacity to regional rail service during interstate construction

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, port name Hernandez chair

UP shuffles roles in marketing and sales, Loup Logistics

September 27

Rail supplier news from FreightCar America, Robel, Icomera, AIS, MERMEC and Transdev (Sept. 27)

Gov. Dunleavy names Campbell to Alaska Railroad's board

Denver RTD delays N Line open date

SC Port Authority awarded EPA grant to reduce RTG crane diesel emissions

APTA calls on feds to increase commuter rail funding for PTC, other safety efforts

LA Metro to assess congestion relief pricing

Attorneys general call on USDOT to stop Washington's crude-by-rail law

UP CFO Knight to retire; Hamann named successor

September 26

Amtrak Police, OLI partner to enforce rail safety

BLET reaches tentative pact with Caltrain operator

MBTA completes Red Line signal repairs

CP Police Service Constable Bidulka honored for rail-safety efforts

MTA board approves $52 billion capital plan

OmniTRAX, logistics provider open Atlanta transload facility

FTA approves $75 million grant for Tempe Streetcar project

U.S. freight railroads post traffic decline in Week 38

September 25

Rail supplier news from Ricardo, Alstom, B12 Transportation, Transdev and Burns (Sept. 25)

USDOT awards grants for ADS demo projects

Georgia Southern wins IANA Academic Challenge

California's high-speed rail project ranks among top sustainable projects

MBTA awards contract for 80 bilevel coaches

DART breaks ground on Silver regional rail line

KCS promotes Flores to VP of auto sales, marketing

APTA: Heavy, commuter rail ridership grew in Q2

September 24

A-train operator receives procurement award

ASLRRA, CloudMoyo collaborate on short-line webinar series

Georgia port marks more growth in container volume

Operation Lifesaver kicks off Rail Safety Week

Anacostia Rail, private equity firm launch transloading terminals venture

AREMA bestows Hay Award to KiwiRail for earthquake recovery

LRW names CP's Arpin Woman of the Year

Former CN exec Mongeau joins Norfolk Southern's board

September 23

Schneider announces rail dray intermodal service

Montreal transit agency posts fewer service disruptions

Metra observes Rail Safety Week

New Orleans RTA awards Transdev maintenance contract

BLET establishes short-line department

MTA to add wheelchair accessibility to 11 stations

Utah coalition proposes new preferred route for Uinta Basin Railway

California panel OKs bond issue for Virgin Trains' Las Vegas service

September 20

U.S. Rep. Balderson tours Ashland Railway

Rail supplier news from Harsco, Timken, Stonebriar, Loram, HNTB and REMSA (Sept. 20)

New Westminster, Operation Lifesaver partner on rail safety program

Caltrain reaches milestone with grade separation project

Florida DOT increases funding for Jaxport deepening project

CSX named to sustainability index for ninth year

CP recognizes G3 Pasqua for grain elevator efficiency

NTSB investigation prompts safety recommendations to Class Is, ASLRRA

September 19

San Francisco MTA extends Central Subway completion date

FTA to fund $19 million in TOD planning

ASLRRA honors short lines for safety performance in Central, Pacific regions

Alaska Railroad issues RFQ for dock replacement project

Minneapolis council awards Green Line light-rail contract to Aldridge-Parsons JV

Class I employment fell in all categories last month

California high-speed rail board OKs preferred alternatives for northern routes

U.S. freight-rail traffic down 3.7 percent so far in 2019

September 18

Rail supplier news from Septentrio, ARS, Hitachi, RailComm, ATT and voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak (Sept. 18)

SkyTrain riders support updated interior for new fleet

North Carolina DOT recognized for multimodal awards program

Canadian, U.S. transit agencies launch rail suicide awareness programs

Eco-Energy acquires NS-served Stone Mountain rail terminal

O-Train expands light-rail system with Confederation Line

OmniTRAX railroad to serve new cat litter plant in Colorado

Lawmakers' bill would require safety review of LNG by rail

September 17

Amtrak to add amenities on select Acela routes

Northern Lines Railway launches renovated locomotives

MBTA begins Chelsea Station relocation

CN recognized for sustainability practices

RAC recognizes Canadian railways for safety efforts

NJ Transit revises Portal North Bridge financial plan

ASLRRA: Short-line tax credit now has historic support among House members

MTA releases proposed 2020-24 capital plan

September 16

DART expands on-demand options in northern Texas

PANYNJ opens new transit-rail lobby at World Trade Center

Metrolink hosts national rail safety conference

KC Streetcar extension project nears engineering phase

TSA appoints Farmer, Hanson to lead security advisory committee

BART to move headquarters in 2021

Texas Central signs design-build contract for bullet train project

Chemical shippers endorse STB effort to reform freight-rail ship rates

September 13

Rail supplier news from New York Air Brake, RailPros, IMC, WSP, Nexxiot and Werner (Sept. 13)

Valley Metro installs Tameron Kinsey, Cooksey-Williams in leadership roles

Wisconsin DOT seeks applicants for multimodal grant program

Retail federation: Imports surge ahead of more tariffs

Metrolinx orders 36 additional rail cars from Bombardier

Georgia port authority unveils dual rail service between Savannah, Chicago

STB addresses rate review rules, revenue adequacy issues

MTA: Hakim issues resignation, New York subway boosts performance

September 12

DART, Sound Transit rename stations

Amtrak updates mobile app booking options

LRW names Patrick president for 2019-21 term

ASLRRA, Herzog partner on short line PTC solution

Metra cuts costs to avoid 2020 fare increase

Seattle DOT cancels streetcar contract with CAF USA

California rail authority issues environmental document for Central Valley wye

U.S. freight railroads start September with another drop in traffic

September 11

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, CC&L, L.B. Foster, Bechtel, Masabi and SPRING (Sept. 11)

Long Island Rail Road introduces eight new rail cars to fleet

FRA should update its grade-crossing prediction model, OIG says

LA Metro to open Blue light-rail line next month

Long Beach port to solicit rail-project construction bids

ASLRRA: Senate majority favors short-line tax credit bill

OmniTRAX completes Winchester & Western acquisition

FRA approves Virginia higher-speed rail project's environmental plan

September 10

Chemical producer to build short line-served plant in Texas

SEPTA completes Woodland Avenue Bridge replacement project

APTA nominates Fernandez, Nelson as board officers

Pennsylvania DOT seeks applicants for multimodal grants

MTA appoints Collins as communications chief

Caltrainís ridership on the decline in 2019

CN recognizes sustainability efforts of customers, supply chain partners

FRA: Railroads posted PTC implementation progress in Q2

September 9

GO Transit to add Wi-Fi on trains in 2020

NJ Transit adds service to Avenel Station

STB reveals three Class Is were 'revenue adequate' in 2018

Sound Transit seeks public input on Sounder expansion

New York subway project moves ahead of schedule; LIRR eliminates grade crossing

Canada's Garneau orders Central Maine & Quebec to fix track issues near Lac-Megantic

FRA grants rulemaking petition for Texas Central's bullet train

U.S. Coast Guard approves BNSF's Idaho rail bridge plan

September 6

Rail supplier news from Trinity, PowerRail, Bombardier, Morrison Metalweld and RSI (Sept. 6)

Canada pledges funding for Prince Rupert port, rail bridge projects

NCTD requests SANDAG funding to purchase two trainsets

CN, Evergreen Line renew intermodal agreement

Maryland Purple light-rail line reaches construction milestone

FTA approves Honolulu's rail project recovery plan

R. J. Corman to operate Alabama short line

FRA releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project

September 5

Santa Clara VTA recommends board approval for union contract

Orange County Transportation Authority wins contract procurement award

NTSB eliminates three safety recommendations on 'Most Wanted List'

APTA study shows growing need for late-shift transit service

Nevada AFL-CIO calls for mandatory two-person train crews

MTA LIRR restores full service to NY Penn Station

CN, COSCO extend intermodal pact

AAR: Weaker manufacturing, trade affected rail traffic in August

September 4

Rail supplier news from Plasser & Theurer, Alstom, VTG Rail, LCI Industries and NRC (Sept. 4)

Union Pacific rail car donated for student training

Duke Energy selects North Carolina sites for development

VIA Rail ridership, revenue rose in Q2

CSX, Norfolk Southern issue Hurricane Dorian advisories

LA Metro awards airport connector project to women-owned consultant group

PANYNJ set port, rail ridership records in July

Sound Transit breaks ground on Lynnwood light-rail extension

September 3

Capitol Corridor launches college student train fare

PTC work prompts delay in faster train speeds on St. Louis-Chicago corridor

GoRail names Sebastian to oversee southcentral operations

California High-Speed Rail Authority creates 3,000 jobs

Texas DOT plan calls for continued rehab of South Orient Rail Line

NTSB recommends FTA direct transit agencies to improve safety messages on rail-car doors

Freight railroads prep for Dorian's potential wrath

Hurricane Dorian prompts South Florida to suspend passenger-rail service

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